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FC: Texas A-Z Sports Project | By: Sofia Stocker

1: Table of Contents A.................................Matt Albers B..........................Austin Ice Bats C...................Westlake Chaparrals D............................Dallas Cowboys E.............................Ashley Engle F....................Frank Erwin Center G........................Avery Ranch Golf H.......................Houston Dynamos I........................Irving Swimmers J............................Jennifer Doris K...................................Ernie Koy L.......................Texas Little State M...............Houston SMU Mustangs N.........................NCAA Final Four O......ASA Open Water Collegiate National Championships P.....Prairie View A&M University Soccer Q..................................Quan Cosby R...............Texas Rangers Stadium S....................Shell Houston Open T...........................................Track U........USTA Lone Star Tournament V..................................Volleyball W............................Fort Worth WTC X.....Fort Worth 8.0 Senor mixed Wins National Championship Y.....................................Yao Ming Z.................................Zilker Park

2: A Matt Albers Individual Athlete- Baseball Matt Albers was born on Thursday, January 20, 1983, in Houston, Texas. Albers was drafter by the Houston Astros in the 23rd round of the 2001 amateur draft. Matt Albers' position is the pitcher. Her bats with his left, and throws with his right. Albers most recently/ currently plays on the Boston Red Socks coming in as six foot, and 225 lbs. |

3: B Austin Ice Bats Team-Hockey The Austin Ice Bats are made of twenty players but only six out of the twenty players play on the ice at one time. On the ice there is one goaltender, two defenseman, and three forwards. The whole Ice Bats team has twelve forwards, six defensemen, and two goaltenders in all. The team has a little over 40 sponsers, who helped build their team's "Bat Cave", also known as Chaparral Ice Arena. |

4: C Westlake Chaparrals Team- Football The Westlake Chaparrals football team is located in Austin/Westlake Hills, Texas. This high school has an amazing team.Here are some awards and championships they have played in. They were the Bi-District Finalist, Consecutive Bi-District Finalist, Consectutive District Titles, Consecutive District Wins, Consecutive Undefeated Regualr Seasons, District Champions and many many more! |

5: D Dallas Cowboys Team- Football Te Dallas Cowboy Team has an outstanding 2010 players and seasons. They had an amazing average of 24.6 points, 364.2 yards, 252.2 passing yards, and average rush yards of 111.6. This fabulous team is lead by the head coach Jason Garrett. On the team there is currently a little more than fifty players. Although they have eight draft picks, nine injured, and nine players whom the team has reserved for the future. |

6: E Ashley Engle Individual Athlete-Volleyball Ashley Engle was born in Yorba Linda, California. She went to Esperanza High School, and when she graduated she got a scholarship at the University of Texas for Volleyball. She now is a six foot three inch, senior in college and has won over 25 awards over her high school and college games. She is what is called a senor and/or level three in volleyball.

7: F Frank Erwin Center Venue- Basketball Since 1977, The Frank Erwin Center has fulfilled its mission of serving the Austin area with the most spectacular live entertainment. It was constructed in 1977 at the cost of thirty-four million dollars. However, if the Frank Erwin Center were to be bought or sold it would be sold for over fiftyfive million dollars. The first Event that was ever held at the center was the UT Men's Basketball vs. The University of Oklahoma, November 29, 1978. The center has around 12,650 people attend this event. |

8: G Avery Ranch Golf Club Venue- Golf Conveniently located in northwest Austin and in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, former Jack Nicklaus designer, Andy Raugust, blended a spectacular modern golf course with natural limestone caverns, knobby live-oak trees, rolling hills, and meandering streams and lakes to create an Austin golf experience that is outstanding in the area. The course features a challenging front 9 followed by a fantastic risk/reward back 9 with 3 par 3's, 3 par 4's and 3 par 5's. Running along Lake Avery, the 18th is Austin's best finishing hole and provides a unique view of the Texas Hill Country. | (name) | The |

9: H Houston Dynamos Team- Soccer The Dynamo moved to Houston from San Jose in December 2005 and played their first season in Houston in 2006. The club won consecutive MLS Cup championships in 2006-2007 and has been one of the league's leading franchises, domestically and internationally, since it inception. The team now has twenty-six outstanding players, and the head coach Dominic Kinnear. |

10: I Irving Swimmers Team-swim The Irving Swimmers is a non-profit, year round age group, senior, and master competitive swimming team. The team competes in local, regional and competition sanctioned by the United Sates of America Swimming , Inc. This outstanding team is coached by Tom Radam, and assistant coach Britt Augustyn. There is about 25 swimming events that you can place in, and 1/4 of the Irving Junior Swimmers have set records for the state of Texas. |

11: J Jennifer Doris Individual Athlete- Volleyball Jennifer Doris was born on November 30th 1988, in Houston Texas. She started her career of playing volleyball while on the Cypress Falls High School volleyball team. Jennifer was an amazing player, all the colleges all over Texas wanted her to play volleyball with them in the future. She got offers from both A&M and UT but she decided to take the scholarship to the University of Texas in Austin. Jennifer has played, or plays middle hitter,opposite hitter, setter, outside hitter, and defense. Jennifer had been playing for UT for four years, starting in 2007 and graduated last year. |

12: K Ernie Koy individual Athlete- Baseball Ernie Koy was born in Sealy, Texas on September 17th 1909. He attended Blinn College from 1928 to 1929 and then to the University of Texas where he played baseball with the Longhorns. Koy over the years has played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and the Philadelphia Phillies. Ina ll his average career statistics are; batting average of 0.279, home runs of 36, and runs batted coming in at 260. |

13: L Texas Little State Women's Tennis Tournament Competition- Tennis The Texas Little State Women's Tennis Tournament was created in 2000 by Ron Woods. The Little State Tournament was created with the thought of fun in mind. At the ending of each summer, the South Texas Professional Tennis Association hosts the Second Place Adult League Champions for a weekend of competitive fun! The objective of the tournament is to provide and opportunity for all second place teams in the Texas USTA Adult League to compete in a non-officiated fun team tennis event. |

14: M Houston SMU Mustangs Team- Swim The SMU Men's and women's swimming and diving teams received several individual accolades following the Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships. The awards were handed out as voted upon by the league's head coaches. Three of the Mustangs' swimmers have beat Texas swimming records for the backstroke, free style, and one-meter diving event. The SMU Mustangs are also a two-timeNCAA Zone Diving Champions. |

15: N NCAA Final Four Competition-basketball The NCAA was founded in 1906 to protect young people from the dangerous and explosive athletics practices of the time. President Theodore Roosevelt summoned college athletics leaders to two White House conferences to encourage reforms. At a subsequent meeting December 28 in New York City, 62 colleges and universities became charter members of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS). Creating the perfect teams for the NCAA Final Four Competitions. |

16: O ASA Open Water Collegiate National Championship Competition- swim This competition is for all adult collegiate swimmers. It is a race to determine the ASA Open Water Swimming National Champions. This race is anual to promote open water swimming and health and fitness, to promote clean water, and for lots of fun! This competition is an out and back course, it is approximately 5k, in Lake Travis, Texas. The start site is the Mansfiel Dam Park. |

17: P Prairie View A&M Women's University Soccer Team- soccer These panthers have a champion team with 23 girls and the head coach Abe Garcia and assistant coach Nick Morrison. The panthers have competed in over 21 NCAA competitions in 2010. The team has only won about 1/3 of all the tournaments for all the tournaments set up. Although the panthers have had a rough 2010 year they are not ready to give up. |

18: Q Quan Cosby Individual Athlete-football Quantwan Cosby better known as Quan Cosby born in Waco, Texas on December 23, 1982. He is widely known for football, but also exceeds in baseball and track. Quan is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football for the Texas Longhorns. He also played for the Texas Longhorns Football team. |

19: R Texas Rangers Stadium Venue- baseball On April 1, 1994, a new era for the Texas Rangers began with the opening of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The beautiful baseball-only facility serves as the centerpiece of a 270-acre complex which solidifies Arlington, Texas as an entertainment giant in the Southwest. Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, completed in just 23 months, is a state-of-the-art building with the utmost in customer convenience. Yet, the 49,170-seat open-air ballpark was designs with Texas architectures features throughout the ballpark. |

20: S Shell Houston Open Competition- golf The Shell Houston Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It is currently played in April at Redstone Golf Club in the Houston suburb of Humble, Texas. Shell and the Houston Golf Association are the main sponsors of the tournament. The 2011 purse was $5,900,000, with $1,062,000 going to the winner. The event was played at several Houston venues until the 1970s, In 1975, the event relocated to The Woodlands, Texas, first at Woodlands Country Club until 1984, In 2003, the event moved back to Houston to its current location at Redstone Golf Club. |

21: T Track and Field History-Track and Field Track and field (also known as track and field sports, track and field athletics, or commonly just track) is a sport comprising various competitive athletic contests based around the activities of running, jumping and throwing. The name of the sport derives from the venue for the competitions: a stadium which features an oval running track surrounding a grassy area. The throwing and jumping events generally take place within the central enclosed area. Track and field is one of the sports which (along with road running, cross-country running and race walking) makes up the umbrella sport of athletics |

22: U USTA Lone Star Tournament competition- tennis Lone Star Tennis is a USTA program where beginner teams compete in a local half-day tournament event, with winners advancing to state sectional competition. A team is made up of 6 to 12 players. Teams compete by playing 3 lines of doubles (no singles). Each doubles line is an 8-game pro set, no ad scoring. The team that wins the Lone Star tournament in Austin earns a trip to Lone Star sectionals where they will play with other teams from around Texas in a weekend of great fun, great tennis, and great prizes. |

23: V Volleyball History-volleyball Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. The complete rules are extensive. But simply, play proceeds as follows: A player on one of the teams begins a 'rally' by serving the ball (tossing or releasing it and then hitting it with a hand or arm), from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team's court. The receiving team must not let the ball be grounded within their court. |

24: W Fort Worth 8.0 Senor mixed Wins National Championship Competition- tennis ATC Stetzer won the National Championship in 8.0 Senior Mixed Doubles this weekend in Surprise, AZ by defeating the team from Hershey, PA representing the Middle States Section. The 2-1 win came after rain delays postponed play on both Saturday and Sunday. All three lines in the final went to third set tie-breaks with Fort Worth winning two - one by 10-8 and the other 11-9 after being down 3-8. |

25: X X Fighting History-extreme motocross Created back in 2001, the Red Bull X-Fighters concept has grown to become the biggest and most respected freestyle motocross tour on the planet, featuring the world’s best riders throwing down mad tricks in stunning locations across the globe. The best FMX riders in the world are set to step it up once again and push the sport forward as they visit brand new locations and bring the sport of freestyle motocross to new countries around the globe. |

26: Y Yao Ming Individual- basketball Yao, who was born in Shanghai on September 12th 1980. He started playing for the Shanghai Sharks as a teenager, and played on their senior team for five years in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), winning a championship in his final year. Yao s a professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently the tallest player in the NBA, at 7 ft 6 inches. |

27: Z Zilker Park Venue- hike and bike Zilker Metropolitan Park is a recreational area in the heart of south Austin (near Barton Springs Pool and Lady Bird Lake) that comprises over 350 acres (142 ha) of publicly owned land. It is named after its benefactor Andrew Jackson Zilker, who donated the land to the city in 1917. It was developed into the park during the Great Depression in the 1930s. The park serves as a hub for many recreational activities and the hike and bike trail around Lady Bird Lake, both of which run next to the park. The park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on 1997. |

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